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meetings allegations those sexual misconduct at lackland air force base. general marquardt says the problem has become a cancer for the service, the committee to conduct in the ranks. the three-hour hearing includesl testimony from the defense of sexual abuse. >> good morning. thank you for joining us for the 113th congress. it's appropriate to begin our rt oversight but that this subject the committee has been vigilant for many years. at the same time, i find it extremely disturbing that the department of defense, military services and the dedicated groups who advocate on the parti of the room for this heinousa proble crime, sexual assault and sexual misconduct remains a problem within our armed forces. w today we meet to receive testimony on misconduct by instructors at lackland air lacr force base. the most recent example example of sexual assaults that have plagued the military for far too long. this tragedy with 32 instructors have been found guilty have been charged with or are still being investigated for crimes against 59 trainees begs the question, how could this have happened? how
. figures for 2012 show some 800 reported incidents. many of the cases stemmed from a scandal at lackland air force base near san antonio. an investigation there found 32 instructors allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with nearly 60 female service members. at a house hearing, the air force chief of staff general mark welsh called the numbers appalling. >> there is no way we can allow this to happen again. the air force goal for sexual assault is not simply to lower the number. the goal is zero. it's the only acceptable objective. the impact on every victim, their family, their friends, the other people in their unit is heartwrenching. and attacking this cancer is a full-time job and we are giving it our full attention. so far, six training instructors from lackland have been convicted on charges ranging from adultery to rape. nine others are facing courts- martial. 15 more instructors are still under investigation. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu began trying today to form a new governing coalition, after a weaker-than-expected showing in tuesday's elections. near-final tota
is in charge of the investigation of though sex assault scandal. lackland is a training environment, you cannot have a consensual sexual relationship. power is absolute. over 50 students involved in cases with their instructors ranging from rape to -- to sexual assault to sexual misconduct over 20 instructors implicated in these crimes, and really an awful case. the thing that we have to remember is that lackland is not a unique place in that these cases are happening every single day in every branch of the military. we know that because we get calls every day from service women and service men who are being assaulted and harasses and do not feel safe in their units. >> jennifer: and part of the way you can start to get at some of it is by having equality inside of military ranks, and that means promotions and having women in leadership roles, so today's news is really great, i think for women and our country. thank you so much for joining us inside of "the war room." coming up a few weeks from now, hillary clinton will go from being secretary of state to a new role
. nearly 800 sexual assaults reported at lackland air force base near san antonio. most committed by training instructors. >> they directed these trainees to go to supply closets and to the laundry room, where they were then raped. >> reporter: paula coughlin was assaulted 21 years ago while serving in the navy. she's now with this group. >> we can't accept this. it's horrible. we all know that. >> reporter: congresswoman jackie speer is introducing a bill, saying instructors who have even consensual sex with a trainee get kicked out of the military. >> we have two instructors that admitted to having had sex with train of their trainees each. and these instructors were married. >> an individual serving as a military training instructor, who has a relationship like this with a trainee, has no place in our air force. >> reporter: military leaders say they're already implementing new guidelines. >> we are well on our way toward, but i'm not in in way ready to declare victory. >> reporter: having more women as trainers is looking air force officials are looking into. >>> scientists at
from the house armed services committee on alleged sexual conduct at lackland air force base and c-span 3, a news conference with nancy pelosi earlier today on re-introducing the violence against women act. all of that starting at 8:00 on the c-span networks. we'll take you to a briefing with john boehner after the passage of a bill that temporarily suspends the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling through mid-may. it passed in the house of 285-144. briefing is about 15 minutes. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> good afternoon everyone. with the passage of this bill today, it's pretty clear that we are sending a message to the democrat-controlled senate, it's time to do your job. the principle is pretty simple. no budget, no pay. american families have to do a budget and they understand you can't continue to spend money that you don't have. we're committed to doing a budget on the house side, a budget that will balance over the next 10 years. it's time for the senate and the president to show the american peop
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